Playa D'Albercuix is a beautiful collection of sandy coves and little beaches stretching the length of Puerto Pollenca’s desirable Pine Walk area.
Wandering down the waterfront you have your choice of which little beach to stop at, some are more crowded than others and some are almost too small to fit a family on but all consist of soft white sand, clear blue water with shallow sea entry and just enough rocks to make snorkelling and fish spotting the order of the day. The largest of the beaches has a lifeguard and any patch of sand that can fit them has sun loungers. There are no toilets or showers specifically for these beaches but you can always walk back past the port to the main beach and use their facilities. All of the beaches can be easily accessed from the pedestrian walkway.
The beaches are backed by a long stretch of shops, supermarkets and restaurants but the row of commerce is removed from the beaches, the cobbled walkway and a row of the pine tree’s that give the area it’s name, so although all the shops and eateries are to hand, the beaches don’t feel crowded by them. The entire stretch of the pine walk is home to a diverse collection of accommodation options including quaint cottages, traditional stone villas and modernistic chrome and glass fronted cubes. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in one of these sought after locations on the Pine walk waterfront then you’ll absolutely want to make the beaches of D’Albercruix your base camp for the week.
These little coves walled by stone jetties and backed by pine trees give a more exotic feel to your beach day than the busy long stretch of the main beach, and if you take pictures in front of the villa with the carved elephants no one will believe you weren’t in Thailand for the week. The added bonus of these beaches is they are last patches of sand in Puerto Pollenca to get the sun in the evening, the main beach loses the sun behind the taller buildings but the further down the pine walk you head, the later you can be soaking up the last rays of the sun.
Setting & Location
If you start at the port and follow the promenade along to you will pass the beaches almost in size order, starting with the large ones featuring sun loungers one lifeguard station and some incredible sandcastle art installations. As you continue along the coves get smaller and are interspersed with the stone jetties that reach out into the shallow clear water, any one of which makes a perfect spot to stop for an impromptu photo shoot, as do the instances of rough hewn stone steps down into the shallow clear water. The larger outcrops and jetties closer to the port are privatised and home to the dining terraces and private pools of the waterfront restaurants and hotels, such as the hotel Diana which has a pool jutting out into the sea and The Hotel Miramar which uses theirs to host beautifully located weddings.
Whether or not you choose to camp out on the beaches, the pine walk itself is well worth a wander and is very popular with residents and holiday makers alike for a pre-dinner stroll at around 8 pm. You can wander all the way along, peering at the boats and the villas until you reach the Military zone at the end which is gated and stops you proceeding any further.
If you leave the long stretch of white sand that is Puerto Pollenca beach and cross to the other side of the port you will find that the beach continues but in smaller bite sized chunks of sand that are dotted in between the restaurants and jetties of the beautiful area of town that is the Pine walk.